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CC’s new Spain-maker

Spain’s once-booming construction industry has not, it’s fair to say, enjoyed the best of recessions. The dormant building sites stretching from Puerto Banus to San Sebastian testify to the effect of the downturn on the Spanish economy. So kudos to Clifford Chance, which today says bienvenido to its new global head of real estate Alfonso […]

Gianmatteo Nunziante

Nabarro best friend Nunziante seals deals in Istanbul and Tirana

Nabarro’s Italian best friend Nunziante Magrone has signed exclusive tie-ups with firms in Albania and Turkey. Since 1 January Nunziante Magrone has been working exclusively with B&B Law Office in Istanbul and ShukeLaw in Tirana. The firm’s aim, according to Rome partner Gianmatteo Nunziante, is to remain an independent firm while creating a sub-regional reach […]


Move of the week Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed ­partner Nigel Blackaby as head of the firm’s US arbitration group. Blackaby recently ­relocated to the US from Paris and will be responsible for managing and developing the arbitration group’s New York and Washington DC presences, which consist of partners Lucy Reed, Brian King and Alex […]

Dewey City partner sets up new office in Madrid

Dewey & LeBoeuf is preparing to launch a Madrid office, with a London ­partner spearheading the initiative. Dewey & LeBoeuf is preparing to launch a Madrid office, with a London ­partner spearheading the initiative. Berge Setrakian, who currently divides his time between London and New York, was in the Spanish city along with New York and Paris partner Margaret Civetta to […]

Eversheds adds Africa

Eversheds’ bid for building a global brand has just had a big leg-up. The firm’s South African office has been told it can continue to operate under the Eversheds name (see story). Local alliance firm Routledge Modise had been slammed by the local law society for changing its name to Eversheds and ordered to reverse […]

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